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Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff is best known as the author of This Boy's Life (1989), a funny-sad memoir of growing up with an itinerant mother and abusive step-father. Born in Alabama, Wolff grew up mostly in the Ska…

Tobias Avery PLANTS

PLANTS, Tobias Avery, a Representative from Ohio; born at Sewickley, Beaver County, Pa., March 17, 1811; apprenticed to a saddler at the age of twelve; received a limited common school educatio…

George

(St.) (g soft). Gibbon, in his Decline and Fall, ii. 323, asserts that the patron saint of England was George of Cappadocia, the turbulent Arian Bishop of Alexandria, torn to pieces by the …

The True George Washington: Friends: Children

ChildrenIn this connection it is worth glancing at Washington's relations with children, the more that it has been frequently asserted that he had no liking for them. As already shown, at diff…

George Foreman

The Question: How many sons does the boxer George Foreman have with the name of George? I have heard both seven and eight. Can you find the answer to this que…

King George V

Name at birth: George Frederick Ernest AlbertEngland's George V was the king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1910 until 1935, a span that included World War I (1914-18). A naval officer wh…

King George I

George I was the first Hanoverian king of England and Ireland, a German who was on the throne from 1714 until his death in 1727. He was born to the first Elector of Hanover, Ernest Augustus, and his m…

George Bush

George Bush was the 41st president of the United States, serving a single term from 1989-1993. His son, George W. Bush, also was president from 2001-2009. George Bush the elder had a varied career in…

George VI

Name at birth: Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg-GothaCalled Albert as a young man, the future king George VI was the great-grandson of Queen Victoria and the second son of King George V. Alb…